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  1. May 2023
  2. Sep 2021
    1. Paul breaks apprenticeship down into four pedagogies in a mostly linear sequence: 1. modeling, 2. scaffolding, 3. fading the teacher role, 4. coaching.
  3. Jul 2021
    1. Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have long seen vocational education as a pathway to the middle class, and an effective system to provide students with the skills they’ll need to further their career

      Rather important point to make, especially from a US perspective. Having Swiss friends going to vocational training (in an "apprenticeship" model) has taught me quite a bit about the difference it can make. That system is far from perfect. Friends and relatives have complained that the choice of a path was too early (12yo, if memory serves). And there have been times when Swiss unemployment levels have gone up quickly. Still, it's a useful reminder that a hyperindustrialized economy can give vocational training its due. There's also a connection to craftsmanship. Germany is really wellknown for it and I've heard FabLab experts associate this with hisorical events such as WWII. Yet it doesn't sound like Switzerland's neutral status has differentiated it from Germany in this respect since some Swiss industries have very similar features.

  4. Oct 2020
    1. In order to inform the development and implementation of effective online learning environments, this study was designed to explore both instructors' and students' online learning experiences while enrolled in various online courses. The study investigated what appeared to both support and hinder participants' online teaching and learning experiences.

      The authors discuss the issue of community and engagement in online graduate programs. They carried out a small case study and used a Cognitive Apprenticeship Model to examine a successful program in Higher Education. They found that students feel too many online classes are just reading and writing, regurgitating rather than applying, and lack sufficient connection with the instructor and with other students, They recommend some strategies to fix that, but admit that more work is needed. 9/10

  5. Aug 2020
  6. Nov 2015
  7. Sep 2015
    1. apprenticeship has been treated as a historically significant object more often than most educational phenom-ena

      Similar to the comment below, what is apprenticeship as an educational phenomena? Why is it different than what most of us understand apprenticeship as? I agree that it this term has taken on too many meanings in educational literature.